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    Re: Frederic Malle Monsieur - new fragrance!

    I have now tried it on skin. After a brief confused opening, it rapidly devolves to straight patchouli. I would recommend the considerably less expensive patchouli preparations from Reminiscence over...
  2. Re: What are your current feelings on the signature scent you wore when you were younger?

    I wore Habit Rouge every day for years and years. I still consider it the best fragrance of all time. It does not smell exactly the same anymore, unfortunately. For some weird reason the associated...
  3. Re: Fragrance that smells like a fresh (opened) pack of cigarettes???

    Those who said The Dreamer were spot on. The resemblance is uncanny. I speak as a long-time cigarette smoker.
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    Re: Fragrance associations: lavender

    It is a small price to pay.
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    Re: Frederic Malle Monsieur - new fragrance!

    This should be interesting. The perfumer, however, is the creator of the unbelievably vile Biotherm Force.
  6. Re: What are your favorite "suit and tie" fragrances?

    Why is sage oil upsetting to people under 30?
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    Re: Perfumes with EXTREME sillage

    What happened to that guy? Oh, and Eau Sauvage Parfum.
  8. Re: Fahrenheit Absolute - Let the raving begin...

    If you are familiar with Eau Sauvage Parfum, Fahrenheit Absolute has the same rubber balloon effect. It appears the same perfumer did both.
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    Re: Lavender and Moss?

    Kouros.
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    Re: Royal Mayfair is a masterpiece.

    You certainly sleep a lot.
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    Re: Is Aramis Havana all that good?

    Havana is beautiful and refreshing.
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    Re: Bogart Citytower

    Strange as it may seem, I am not really familiar with the Gaultiers, so I could not say.
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    Re: Bogart Citytower

    I like it a lot! It is a very sweet, powdery oriental. It is not similar to Opium Pour Homme to me.
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    Re: Bogart Citytower

    I am sure I never heard of it, but it is not impossible.
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    Bogart Citytower

    Bogart Citytower reminds me very strongly of a particular (designer) fragrance from the 80s or possibly early 90s. But I cannot remember which one. Any ideas?
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    Re: What would you wear with this haircut?

    See here:

    http://hairparttheory.com/2011/05/03/hair-part-theory-original-paper-1999/
  17. Re: Digging Bond Great Jones, should I get vintage Paco Rabanne, current PR, or buy GJ?

    To me Great Jones is more similar to Quorum than to Paco Rabanne Pour Homme.
  18. Re: Which scent have you worn the longest on a CONSISTENT basis?

    Habit Rouge, since 1980.
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    Re: Do you like Lapidus pour Homme?

    I mean this product.
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    Re: Do you like Lapidus pour Homme?

    It is quite similar to Van Gils, except for the weird fruit note at the beginning.
  21. Re: Are these people who post these ads out of their mind?

    What about the perfume manufacturers themselves? They are taking advantage of the fact that you do not know how to make perfume. The actual ingredients cost less than $1.
  22. Re: Experimenting on layering scents with vintage Kouros

    Incense, in other words.
  23. Re: Please describe what Kouros really smells like

    1. Civet does not smell like urine.

    2. There has never been any civet in Kouros.
  24. Re: Please describe what Kouros really smells like

    It is an aromatic fougère, very similar to Paco Rabanne Pour Homme.
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    Re: What to buy in London

    There is an unimaginably tiny Parfums de Nicolaï store not that far from Harrods. It is worth a visit.
  26. Re: As most fragrances nowadays are just chemical compositions and chemical reformulations

    Not another thread about "chemicals."
  27. Re: Strange limited Guerlain Habit Rouge - Does anybody know more about this?

    I own one, which I bought in February of 2002. It is just the regular EdT in a weird bottle.
  28. Re: Your top 3 most used fragrances in the past 2 years

    Knize Forest
    Habit Rouge
    Havana
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    Re: Grey Flannel - Why the dislike?

    Hardly. I am wearing grey flannel pants as we speak.
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    Re: Grey Flannel - Why the dislike?

    Speaking of which, what do you think "Green Irish Tweed" is a reference to?
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    Re: Best taking a dump scent?

    This is an advanced "panty-dropper" joke that sailed over everyone's head except mine.
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    Re: Advise for a mens Rose fragrance....

    Aramis 900.
  33. Re: Male fragrances that contains Androstenol?

    Sex Appeal never had any pheromones in it. Perhaps you are thinking of Andron?
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    Re: Habit Rouge Eau de Parfum ?

    It may not be reformulation as much as extreme dilution.
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    Re: Habit Rouge Eau de Parfum ?

    The Eau de Parfum is not really Habit Rouge to me. Of course, the Eau de Toilette is hardly Habit Rouge anymore, either. For some reason the shower gel smells like it should, however.
  36. Re: Ever asked a person who was of the same sex what they were wearing? If so, how did you approach

    Just hit him hard in the face once he has answered. That way your manliness cannot be questioned.
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    Re: Yor most worn scent, ever....

    Habit Rouge, since 1980.
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    Re: Fragrance ratings by a visitor

    That musk has come to be associated with cleanliness is testament to the mysteries of the human brain. And it suggests that if only laundry detergent manufacturers would scent their products with...
  39. Re: Gorilla Perfumes - Cutting Edge Masterpieces !

    I really like The Bug, which is more or less a pure blast of galbanum. Very green.
  40. Re: What is the most melancholy fragrance you can think of?

    Etro's Palais Jamais is somber and somewhat depressing. But nice.
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    Re: Sharp Sillage Monster

    Aramis 900.
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    Re: 5 new from Creed

    I am sure they will be happy to let you purchase all of them.
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    Re: Creamy/sweet citrus/fruity?

    Habit Rouge.
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    Re: Basenotes mantra

    Cotswold by Dukes of Pall Mall. And please try the search function first next time.
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    Re: Basenotes mantra

    Aha! So it was you, then! Unmasked at last!
  46. Re: New member, Question about Tom Ford and Aventus

    These older women, exactly how old were they, would you say?
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    Re: Basenotes mantra

    This has nothing to do with the topic, but what happened to the member whose posts were all in lower-case except for the letter "B," which was always capitalized? Does anyone know what I am talking...
  48. Re: Which Is The Best Out Of These Tobacco Colognes?

    It means it does not smell like Christmas. Because the Christmas in question is inside a bottle. Where it cannot be smelled. Because it is in a bottle.
  49. Re: Which Is The Best Out Of These Tobacco Colognes?

    Aramis Havana is what you want.
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    Re: Now what, the search for a new genre

    I am impressed that you allow your husband to go on dates. If only more people were as broad-minded.
  51. Re: Lapidus PH, how does it compare to...

    As one would expect from its name.
  52. Re: Dior Homme Prêt à Offrir - what's this ?

    If it is of any help, I am not interested in it.
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    Re: Why is Creed Aventus so hyped up?

    (9)
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    Re: S O T D: Wednesday - January 15

    As an insanely expensive, more subdued alternative to Quorum it works splendidly! I am not entirely sure why such a thing is useful, however. (I bought mine at a substantial discount.)
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    Re: Skin/health issue , anyone care?

    I think you may be misremembering.
  56. Re: Which are the best oriental designer scents still in production?

    Old Spice.
  57. Re: Other frags like Jaipur Homme Boucheron...

    Guerlain's Heritage.
  58. Re: It is King - The ultimate attention getter cologne

    What is "Aventus"?
  59. Re: Timbuktu by L'Artisan (my impression and my thoughts)

    Aventus is in Italy, not Africa.
  60. Re: Kouros Question (Am I missing something?)

    There is no civet note in Kouros, and never has been. Kouros is an aromatic fougère. Also, civet does not smell like urine.
  61. Re: Timbuktu by L'Artisan (my impression and my thoughts)

    Somebody on here, perhaps in a review, pointed out that it smells like bleach, and I am afraid that this is now all I get from it.
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    Re: Best Verbena

    Eau de Guerlain. And the current version is perfectly serviceable. It also goes very well with the various L'Occitane verbena-scented products.
  63. Re: I cant believe people think Cool Water smells like Green Irish Tweed

    Cool Water has no more calone in it than, say, Grey Flannel, a very similar fragrance. It is not an aquatic. I think possibly the name and the color of the bottle are deceiving people into thinking...
  64. Re: I cant believe people think Cool Water smells like Green Irish Tweed

    Except of course there is no calone in Cool Water.
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    Re: Creed is all you Need..

    And Luca Turin is Satan, perhaps?
  66. Re: Guerlain's I don't understand....and your advice.

    Guerlain Homme is intended for the mass market. I am not sure it is even on display in the main Guerlain store in Paris (although I did not specifically look for it).
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    Re: The Best of État Libre d'Orange

    Say what?
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    Re: Eros by Versace (2012)

    I find it poetic.
  69. Poll: Re: Should I urinate into this O'Driù fragrance?

    Do it! Then return it.
  70. Re: What is according to you the best men's Guerlain fragrance?

    At the moment, probably Mouchoir de Monsieur. Historically, definitely Vetiver and Habit Rouge, but sadly the current versions are nothing like the originals---they hardly qualify as fragrances at...
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    Re: What's your favourite birth year scent?

    Jicky! Just kidding. Intriguingly, my favorite fragrance of all time, Guerlain's Vetiver, was launched the year I was born.
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    Re: Coriolan - some similarities ??

    To me, it is similar to Chamade Pour Homme, but others seem to disagree.
  73. Re: Age group for L'instant de Guerlain pour homme extreme

    Just check what it says on the box first.
  74. Re: Eau Sauvage Parfum - Frighteningly Beautiful !!!!!

    Actually, I think I changed my mind about it. I now quite enjoy it. I tell myself the balloon effect is really "myrrh."
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    Re: Holy Grail Citrus Award

    Eau de Guerlain. This shower gel from L'Occitane goes very well with it:

    http://img.loccitane.com/P.aspx?l=sv-SE&s=215&e=jpg&id=17GD250T9
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    Re: What scent got you into Fragrances?

    Probably Old Spice.
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    Re: Rank fragrances from the house of Kenzo

    I hate rank fragrances.
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    Re: some thoughts about dior homme intense

    Frankly, I would be surprised to learn it had said anything.
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    Re: New L'Artisan!! Traversee du Bosphore

    It is utterly revolting. Fans of Dior Homme Intense might enjoy it.
  80. Re: Paper Passion: The Smell of a new Books/Paper fragrance!

    It smells nothing like paper.
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    Re: Male Rose Scent

    Aramis 900.
  82. Re: what perfume have you wore the most in the last 1 year time?

    Knize Ten. The existence of which I learned about on this board, by the way. Thanks, board!
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    Re: Guerlain Vetiver, the new "old" bottle

    I find it hardly smells of anything at all.
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    Re: Terre d'Hermes Parfum?

    I also have trouble remembering things. In my pockets I find Polaroids of people I do not recognize, with "Do NOT trust this man" or "KILL this man" on them in my own handwriting, and I always wish I...
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    Re: What's the best fragrance house?

    Of those two---Guerlain.
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    Re: tobacco and spices

    My guess would be he means "introduced recently."
  87. Re: Tried Old Spice for the first time - it's not bad; reminds me of D&G The One

    That is certainly possible.
  88. Re: Tried Old Spice for the first time - it's not bad; reminds me of D&G The One

    There are no, or hardly any, musks in Jovan Musk, if I remember correctly.
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    Poll: Re: Best "Blue" fragrance for Men!

    Where is Blue Stratos?
  90. Re: Creed Bath and Body products- opinions/thoughts please

    "Leaves of the Absolute tree," indeed.
  91. Re: Answer These Personality Questions and I'll Recommend a Fragrance for You

    A person who "enjoys being depressed" is not actually depressed, you know.
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    Re: Frederic malle

    Vetiver Extraordinaire is a reasonable substitute for Guerlain's old Vetiver, which in its current incarnation smells essentially of nothing at all, really. It is somewhat more expensive, of course.
  93. Re: Does one insult the gods of perfumery by avoiding masculine top notes?

    If perfumery was art, there would be a theoretical literature about it, like there is a theoretical literature about film, for instance. But there is none.
  94. Re: Best SMOOTH leather fragrance for my first one

    Lagerfeld Classic, which may be acquired very inexpensively. Although it starts out quite strange, it quickly settles down to a pleasant leather scent of the Knize Ten type.
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    Re: Constructive advise for newbies

    How about if we call them "civilians"?
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    Re: I'm done with AdK.

    The mask on the cap is wood, not plastic, on the vintage bottles. That is how you tell them apart.
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    Re: I'm done with AdK.

    There has definitely been a reformulation. Vintage is the only way to go.
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    Re: Bond - Andy Warhol Parting Ways

    The Factory.
  99. Re: Is Rive Gauche pour homme suitable for a high school senior?

    I know what you mean, but using the words "clean" and "fresh" about it is somewhat unfortunate, given the current popular understanding of those terms.
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    Re: Bond - Andy Warhol Parting Ways

    I believe it was just The Factory. And if "factory" is trademarked, lots of firms would be in trouble.
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